New religious protections for health care workers under the so-called "conscience rule" may actually put employers in a bind. Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, an expert in religious liberty, health law, and family law, is concerned that the rule is too broad. She is quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law article about the rule.
“My worry is that it will lead people to assert objections thinking that they’re covered when in fact they may not be,” she said.
Some of the statutes the rule draws on are specific about what kind of worker they apply to, but the rule implies that more individuals who don’t have direct contact with certain procedures could be granted accommodations, like schedulers or people who prepare IV bags, Wilson said.
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